Judges 20:41

“And when the men of Israel turned againe, the men of Beniamin were amased; for they saw that euill was come vpon them.”

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And when the men of Israel turned again, the men of Benjamin were amazed: for they saw that evil was come upon them.
- King James Version

Then the men of Israel turned, and the men of Benjamin were terrified; for they saw that disaster was close to them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the men of Israel turned, and the men of Benjamin were dismayed; for they saw that evil was come upon them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the men of Israel had made a turn about, and the men of Benjamin were overcome with fear, for they saw that evil had overtaken them.
- Basic English Bible

Then the men of Israel turned back, and the men of Benjamin were amazed, for they saw that disaster was come upon them.
- Darby Bible

And when the men of Israel turned again, the men of Benjamin were amazed: for they saw that evil had come upon them.
- Webster's Bible

The men of Israel turned, and the men of Benjamin were dismayed; for they saw that evil had come on them.
- World English Bible

And the men of Israel have turned, and the men of Benjamin are troubled, for they have seen that the evil hath stricken against them --
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the men of Israel turned, and the men of Benjamin were amazed; for they saw that evil was come upon them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Judges 20

  • Steve
    On verse 16. Most people are naturally right handed, so to fight sword with sword with a left handed person would be much harder. Remember how Ehud was left handed and drew the sword against King Eglon. Towers in castles of old had spiral stair cases in the direction that a right handed man would use the the sword to defend in this case a left handed man would find it easier to attack upwards.
  • BSP
    Verse 5~The men of Gibeah were wicked and so they had to be punished for their inhumane crimes.
  • Lu2677
    Not all concubines were wicked,many possibly were virgins when they were chosen.1Chroncicles 1:32 Abraham had concubines and had children with them, he was a godly man. It was not adultry. 2Samuel 5:11-14 David took more concubines from Jerusalem after God made him king over Israel. It was not sin. Solomon took many from nations that God told him not to take from, it was his undoing; 1Kings 11:1-4
  • April
    I am so confused,from what I understand a concubine was not a virgin and the man offered up the concubine for the mens entertainment purposes,and although she was a concubine,not one with god for her actions,what these men did was horrifically disgusting and an abomination,yes whoring around is a sin and all but she wasn't KILLING and beating people,and she will answer for her own actions.....wow.
  • Kim Alexander
    I'm sure the Lord knew, the intentions of those men. But if they would had just went on and killed those men, then the virgin would had still been alive.
  • Grafton griffith
    trust God even if we don not understand what He is doing.

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